Adele Sandrock (1863 – 1937) was a German actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German film stars.Sandrock was born as Adele Feldern-Foerster in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She achieved success in the town of Meiningen, where her first role was Luise in Friedrich Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe.
In 1889 she moved to Vienna, where she created a number of major roles for modern playwrights including Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Schnitzler, with whom she had a notoriously stormy affair.In 1911 Sandrock made her silent film debut in Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volk, a short subject.
She acted in more than 140 films, working with a number of directors including Reinhold Schuenzel and Hans Hinrich. Her autobiography, Mein Leben, was published in 1940.
Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.
Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.
Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.
The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.
Indians: Most decorative, ancient Chromo Lithograph, 1898
Most decorative old chromo lithograph depicting 33 Indian Ethnic groups like Blackfeet Indians, Tikuna, Pueblo Indian, Eskimos, Mexican Indians, Indians from South American countries, Sioux, Apaches and many more.
Though older than 100 years the colors of this chromo lithograph look extremely fresh and vivid.
Artist signed G. Mützel. Vertical centerfold.
The graphic has been published by Meyers, Germany, in 1898. Size: 10 in. x 12 in. Fine condition. It looks great when matted and framed.
Tsar Nicholas II, Artist signed Mocking Card from WW1
1914, Lithographed, artist signed ( Lenhard ). The Tsar in uniform, flags of the Allied Countries all over his body. Scarce postcard in fine condition.
Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia (18951917), born near St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Alexander III.
His reign was marked by the alliance with France, an entente with Britain, a disastrous war with Japan (19045), and the establishment of the national assembly, or Duma (1906). He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. Forced to abdicate at the Revolution, he was shot with his family at Yekaterinburg by the Red Guards.
Jochen Rindt Autograph. Hand- signed early Photo. CoA
Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo, hand-signed.
4 x 5,9 inches. Mounted on cardboard, fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.
Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.
Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.
Old Japan Albumen Photo, Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885
Old Japan: Large albumen photo, depicting the famous Bell of Kamakura. Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.
Size: 7.8 x 10,4 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.
The bell from the Kamakura Hongaku-ji Temple, built in 1410, initially belonged to a temple from Chiba Prefecture, but one day, Nisshutsu, the chief priest from Hongaku-ji Temple, won a religious debate with the priests from Chiba and, as a prize, he received the bell.
Jawaharlal Nehru Autograph: Signed Photo in Frame. CoA
Jawaharlal Nehru: b/w photograph of the late Indian Prime Minister as he signs a book.
Authentic autograph at the lower part of the photo, signed in August 1937.
The signature is somewhat faint, due to age.
Size: 8,4 x 11,5 inches. The frame is a very simple one.
Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi: जवाहरलाल नेहरू ; 1889–1964) was an Indian statesman who was the first (and to date the longest-serving) prime minister of India, from 1947 until 1964.
A leading figure in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Congress Party to assume office as independent India’s first Prime Minister, and re-elected when the Congress Party won India’s first general election in 1952. As one of the founders of the Non-aligned Movement, he was also an important figure in the international politics of the post-war era.
Early Arnold Schwarzenegger autograph. b/w portrait photo, hand signed. 8 x 10 inches.The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian–American bodybuilder, actor, businessman, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the state of California. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon, his most famous film was The Terminator. He was nicknamed the “Austrian Oak” and the “Styrian Oak” in his bodybuilding days, “Arnold Strong” and “Arnie” during his acting career, and more recently the “Governator” .